Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest healthcare network, is offering a wide range of services to children to help them fight childhood obesity. SEHA is offering these services at two of its Children’s Specialty Centres where youngsters will be given adequate help and support to manage their weight and improve their health and wellbeing.
Notably, Al Mushrif Children's Specialty Centre in Abu Dhabi and Al Towayya Al Ain are the first and only DOH-accredited pediatric obesity management centres.
Lina Juny, Dietician at Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Centre, underlined that childhood obesity is a complex issue with roots in genetic and behavioral mechanisms. Juny suggested analysing psychological issues related to eating habits of children in order to tackle the problem and promote a healthier lifestyle.
"Any new dietary regimen should not be restrictive or difficult to implement, but rather adaptable to a child’s daily life," she added.
She further expressed confidence in Matar’s progress who received help from the SEHA centre to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Juny affirmed to continue to work with him and his family to help him in his journey towards a healthier living.
Dr. Amal Al Jaberi, Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Centre Manager and Specialist Pediatrician, explained the multidisciplinary specialised pediatric services available at Al Mushrif Children’s Speciality Centre for children. It includes endocrinology, cardiology, physiotherapy, nutrition, psychiatry, psychology and dental.
"This ensures that the child receives all the medical, physical, and nutritional healthcare they need under one roof and in a supportive environment," Dr Al Jaberi added.
The two fully-equipped pediatric speciality centres established by SEHA in Al Mushrif and Al Towayya place children at the top priority of healthcare. Each centre will be providing the full cycle of wellbeing and healthcare to children.